8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

8 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights


Kihei, Maui

— 2 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kihei day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kihei is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, Kihei is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waikiki Beach and USS Arizona Memorial. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kihei to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.